Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday Poll


My darling husband, Mr. Sith, just showed me a picture of a business card someone had printed up.  Some of you may have seen this card already....but here it is.


Effective, concise and well written...however the threat to vandalize a persons property might be a bit much...but I still like the idea behind it.  There is even a website called www.youparklikeanasshole.com in which you can post photographs of egregious parking jobs, print out notices to put on poorly parked cars, even find out why you received a notice and get an explanation of your "crime" of parking like an asshole.  Oh boy do I have some terrible parkers where I live.  When every house frau under 5 feel 4 inches has a Chevy Suburban and insists on parking it as close to the grocery store as possible I feel the urge to leave a "notice" on their windshield letting them know that a) their Stupid Unnecessary Vehicle is not a compact car and b) just because you have a baby seat in your car does not give you permission to park in the "Expectant Mothers or Parents w/ Small Children" Parking spaces when YOU DON'T HAVE YOUR KID WITH YOU!  But I'm a reasonable Sith. I know there are sometimes 2 at fault for horrendous parking.  For example.  The local shopping mall likes to boast that is has X number of parking spots.  Whee. Who cares when each spot is smaller than the average car size and many of the cars that park there are the size of one spot and 1/4 of another spot.  In other words. They made the spots smaller to boast about parking volume. So stupid.  However. Where I live, in Virginia, they have a Concealed Carry law.  That means if you take a gun safety course, are not a felon, not a drug dealer/addict, have mental health issues and a host of other requirements you can legally carry around a firearm on your person in a concealed manner.  Oh and in VA you can carry a firearm on your person in an unconcealed manner without a permit.  Yep.So that 5 foot 4 inch house frau in the Chevy Suburban might be packin' heat.  That means if she seem me leaving a notice on her car AND she has a gun AND she's had a bad day AND she is mentally unstable, she just might shoot me.  That is not cool.  My solution.  Park in another spot. Count to 10, do some deep breathing and go on with my life.  There are worse things in this world than having to walk a few extra feet to go to a store...but that doesn't mean I can't enjoy reading notes left by other people or enjoy looking at pictures of bad parking jobs!
On To The Poll!

1. Blush Of The Day? - Chanel JC in Rose Ecrin.  So wonderful I wrote a poem about it!

2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - Not in the last 10 years but I did once.  After a blizzard hit and over 24 inches of snow fell, I managed to dig out my car from the on street parking and put down cones (LIKE THE REST OF MY NEIGHBORS WERE DOING) to "hold" my spot while I drove to the nearest grocery store to pick up food and cat litter.  Well when I returned some jerk had moved one of the cones out of the way and parked ON TOP OF the other cone and taken my spot.  Now in all fairness, I had no legal claim to that "spot" and it was technically illegal for me to block a spot on a public road...but STILL. That was a dick move.  Anyone that has lived in a place with on street parking and a lot of snow, knows the unwritten rule of not parking in spots that have been freshly shoveled out and marked off.  After I spent the next hour looking for a place to park, I used some colorful language in my note.

3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Koh Gen Do cosmetics. I read some reviews on The Beauty Look Book and I'd like to try out the foundation, lipstick and maybe some skin care!

4.   Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - Obviously Halloween is going to be fun, but I hope to get out to Mt. Vernon (George Washington's home) for the Fall Harvest & Family Days which has hay rides, tours of the house and 16 sided barn, and a maze for the kids!

5.  Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? -  I'll go for the Oh My God What The F*ck B!tch Be Quiet!  Hate it. Hated it in the 80's. Hate it now. Can' wait for the trend to die. Bring On The Magnetic Nail Polishes B!TCHES!

16 comments:

  1. I used to have a card similar to this one. It said 'next time leave a fucking can opener.' Maybe that would be better in the place of suggested vandalism?

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  2. 1. Blush Of The Day? - My go to Smashbox Guru

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - Not a note as much as a message -a not entirely legal msg.

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Every so often (generally after reading your blog) I have the urge to try Chanel. I actually heard you gasp! It's true I do not own any Chanel make-up.

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - I've always wanted to go to a pick your own apples orchard.

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? Thank you for spelling OMGWTFBBQ for me. I swear I didn't understand why anyone had a problem with barbecue. Anyway yes OMGWTFBBQ! I bought it in the beginning now it's like what the hell am I going to do with this. I can't give it away and I've tried.

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  3. In Chicago, there is an unwritten law that if you dig out your parking space and mark it (people use anything handy...ladders, empty flowerpots, lawn chairs), it is YOURS until the snow melts. People take this VERY seriously and anyone rude enough to usurp someone's space may return to find their tires slashed or windshield smashed (I do not advocate this...just saying). The damage is not necessarily done by the person who's space has been "stolen" - neighbors who witness the "theft" are likely to act immediately!

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  4. 1) blush of the day- Borjois pink something or rose something. What? I did not have my glasses on and you can't expect me to read that teeny print. Huh?? Big gold letters on the lid??
    never mind..
    2) Nope, never have. Here in the midwest parking is just never an issue. Plenty of it, all free. Like a communist paradise of parking spots.
    3) this weekend? Well, since you asked. I am taking a trip with my boyfriend of two years and when I come back, I am going to be engaged!!
    4) crackle? nah, really. But magnetic polish or sound effect polish.. or polish that you would leave on the nightstand at night and it would jump back into place in the morning? Yes .

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  5. Love the idea of the card - there are MANY,MANY ppl I'd leave that on the windshield for.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - Nothing as usual

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - Nope, never. Am I missing out?

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Amazing Cosmetics, I want to try the concealer.

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - Not really, but I am looking forward to VEGAS, BABY! in October.

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - I am on the fence actually; I like it on people but I haven't tried it myself as I am not sure I can personally carry it off?

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  6. I live in Alaska, so I just assume everyone is packing. It's safer that way.

    1. Blush Of The Day? - It's not on yet (still early here!), but it will probably be the Harajuku for Smashbox cream stain... I've been going back to that one a lot lately.

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - No, but if I come back to my car to find someone has parked too close for me to open my door easily, I usually make sure not to be at all careful about how hard I open my door. If you know what I mean. And sometimes I decide I have to open the door to the back seat, too.

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Ditto Koh Gen Do. And I was a little bit intrigued by yesterday's Beauty Ticket sale on Jelly Pong Pong. Has anyone else tried anything from them?

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - I have to finish cleaning out our garage so I can park in it (or fight my husband to see who gets to park in it) and not have to worry about cleaning snow off the car.

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - I'm on the fence, too. I have days when I'm into it and days when I'm over it. I'm definitely not sure how or why I accumulated so many crackle polishes... I think maybe I was trying to resolve my feelings about it?

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  7. I had no idea there was a whole website dedicated to people who park like cunts! Yeah, I dropped the c-bomb. If you make it impossible for someone to park in the spot next to you, you're a self-absorbed cunt and fuck you for thinking you're the only one who matters in the world (chances are you're near the bottom somewhere).

    I shall now visit this site and contemplate leaving photos. Thank you. :)

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  8. 1. just the melange of Sleek blush residue on my brush (I was in a rush!)
    2. No. If I had time to harp I would but I also never have a pen and paper on me, plus I live in NYC and trouble finds you, I don't need to go out of my way to find some psychopath to piss off. You never know who you're dealing with.
    3. Le Metier (I'm a LMDB virgin)
    4. Wedding of the year - can't wait!
    5. NEVER!!! I will do all kinds of tacky glitter topcoats but you will NEVER see crackle on my nails.

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  9. I blocked in an asshole who took my parking space (for my apartment! in an apartment complex!) during little 500 at IU. They had to actually drive up over the curb to get out since they were too cowardly to ask me to move.
    Recently, someone parked in front of my apartment without permission. It is just rude as hell to do that, especially if (like in many college towns) you get more than one parking space per apartment because hey, you have more than one person living in your apartment. So I left a note on their window and never saw them again.

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  10. 1. Blush Of The Day? - none, I'm wearing no makeup in the middle of the week because I'm crazy like that :-)

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? -
    Nope. However I have a story to tell you. Over 10 years ago I had just started working and living in the big city, but I would spend week-ends at my parents and on my way back on Sunday nights, I would give my cousin a lift as his student residence was near my apartment. But his parent's house was in a very small street where you could not park, and they had told me I could leave the car near the neighbour's garage as they never went out at night and they wouldn't mind. So I did. But on a Sunday, they did want to go out and they didn't know whose car that was. So the old lady covered my car's windshield in exotic names like "baboon". With non erasable ink. Yup. It took liters of acetone to remove that. And since they liked my cousin, when they heard whose car it was, they came to apologize, but well...

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - I am yet to try Suqqu so I'd say that.

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - for some reason Summer is making a come back so hanging out in shorts and tank tops is on the program.

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - OMGWTFBBQ - never in this life.

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  11. 1. Blush Of The Day? - Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge in Powder Pink

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - No, but I've wanted to.

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - There is something I want from Besame and I want to try Anastasia Beverly Hills' eyebrow powder but there aren't really brands in general I want to try from, I just want particular products. Right now I do want to branch out and get more skincare stuff, I've been trying samples from Super by Dr. Perricone and some Lush moisturizers (I've used lush before but not their creams/masks etc.).

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - Not particularly, just relax and go to the mall as usual.

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - Meh. I was pretty into it when it resurfaced big time recently but now I am pretty much over it.

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  12. 1)Blush of the day: Oasis Nars
    2)Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? Never but a rarely used my car, I take public transport or ride my bike way less expensive and better for my health (and figure) but I scream at cars a lot!!!
    3) What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? So much!!! 1) Rouge Bunny Rouge 2)D&G even if their palette can be a missed (Christine on Temptalia usually gave so so reviews) 3) Lunasol
    4) Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend: I did some apple picking last weekend with friend but this year I really want to do the ghost trail in the old port of Montreal.
    5) Crackle Nail Polish: a Big Nay, I mean I never think one minute to buy this stuff.

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  13. Pet peeve is jerk who parks at an angle that BLOCKS THE REAR PASSENGER DOORS WHERE THE CAR SEATS ARE!! Twice that's happened outside of Target. I had to sit one of the kiddos in the front seat while I backed out to open the back door more than the 4 inches the jerk left. Both times,notes were left complimenting their spectacularly selfish and inept parking skills.

    not enough nerve to actually damage someone else's car deliberately.

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  14. 1. Blush Of The Day? - R&R Foreplay

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - Ah... no. But I don't really drive either.

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Giorgio Armani as a friend of mine keeps raving about it.

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - Halloween party!

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - HAHAHAHAHA. I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. Except I wasn't around really in the '80s to hate it then.

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  15. Ugh I hate it when all the parents are waiting around school to pick up their kids in their 4WD/SUVs which they are NEVER going to take off road. My friend's mum saw a hilarious incident a few years ago, where this stupid woman had parked her SUV in the bus bay near the school, and was waiting with the door open for her kid. A bus pulled up and the driver beeped at her, because he obviously couldn't get into the spot. She was an idiot and refused to move, so he just drove forward and ripped the door off its hinges XD MEGA WIN!

    1. Blush Of The Day? - I did a look yesterday for a guest post where I wore the Sportsgirl Get Cheeky Cheek & Eye Shimmer in Rose. I took it off immediately after taking photos though, so I guess it doesn't really count. Before that I wore NARS Laguna as a contour and blush.

    2. Have you ever left a note on a poorly parked car? - No, but an Etsy seller sent me 'You Park Like Shit' stickers as a GWP that I still have lying around somewhere....

    3. What makeup brand are you must interested in trying next? - Nothing really stands out, I either want to try one specific product from a brand, or further investigate a brand I've already tried. I mostly want to dabble a bit in higher end brands to see what the hype is about, and want to try some more lip products and blushes from NARS, Siren from Hourglass, and a few bits and pieces from Dior and Chanel.

    4. Now that fall is here, do you have any fun things planned for the weekend (Spring for those in the lower part of the hemisphere)? - It's already Saturday here, and so far I've spent it taking swatch photos, reading up on blog posts and downloading True Blood and Haven! Might spend the rest of it watching said TV shows or finishing a book that I've put down for months, which is embarrassing since it's so short!

    5. Crackle Nail Polish: Yay / Nay / OMGWTFBBQ? - I don't hate it, but I don't love it. I own a crackle polish and thought it was cool, but I just don't wear nail polish very often. If I were really into nail polish I'd probably have a stronger opinion on it.

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